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Scientists confirm existence of elusive 117th element

After four years of painstaking research, the discovery of the periodic table's 117th element has been confirmed. Element 117, otherwise known as ununseptium, was originally discovered back in 2010 by a group of American and Russian physicists with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). …

Stephan’s Quintet. Four galaxies merging into one - Exploring Space

Rubbish futures: can technology help us reach zero waste?

“What do you think happens to the rubbish when you throw it out into the street?” asks the Mighty Boosh’s great realist Howard Moon.<p>“I don’t know, does it dissolve in the rain like a giant Berocca?” replies Shoreditch everyman Vince Noir.<p>Inconveniently, however, those black bags endure. In the UK …

Tesla Motors to open source its technology

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles.<p>Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, promised on Thursday to give away the company's entire patent portfolio to all comers, as long as they promised …

Tesla Promises To Not Sue Anyone Using Its Technology

Tesla has open-sourced its patents on electric vehicle technology, according to a post on the company’s blog by CEO Elon Musk.<p>Musk explains that one of the company’s biggest goals is to move the entire electric vehicle market forward, which it can’t accomplish if it’s making it harder for others to …

New Solar Wind Downdraft Tower Could Revolutionize Wind Power Technology

A revolutionary new clean energy technology is getting set to change the way we think about wind power. The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower, created by …

Revolutionary Technology Allows Crops to Harvest Nitrogen From the Air Instead of Fertilizers

Have you ever thought of air as the ultimate crop fertilizer? We haven’t either, but researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed a …

Meet Knight's Landing: Intel's most powerful chip ever is overflowing with cutting-edge technologies

Intel hopes to take hardware performance to the next level with its latest Xeon Phi supercomputing chip, which packs an array of new hardware technologies that could ultimately find their way to laptops and desktops.<p>The new Xeon Phi chip, also called Knights Landing, is Intel’s largest and also …

10 Awesome Ways to Take Advantage of Smart Home Technology

In our ever-changing hi-technology world it seems like everyone is turning to “smart” technology. From the phone and tablet you carry in your pocket …

Biodegradable Batteries Could Revolutionize Medical Implants

Doctors who want to be able to monitor a patient’s vital signs or easily deliver treatments could soon have a new tool at their disposal: a new breed …

Medical Technology

British Researchers Revive Frozen 1,500-Year-Old Moss Encased in Solid Ice

A team of researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Reading recently managed to revive an ancient patch of moss that was …

Crazy 'Luna Ring' Moon Solar Plant Could Beam Constant Green Energy to Earth

The moon affects the tides on Earth, helps brightens the night sky, and soon it might also provide us with even more solar power. Tokyo-based Shimizu …

Build a solar cooker for just $5

A lot of the solar technology that hits the news tends to be a bit on the high-tech side, such as photovoltaic and concentrating solar power devices, …

Climate Change This Week: Solar Roads, Suing for Climate Action, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Daily Climate Change</b>: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 22 2014<p><b>How unusual has the weather been?</b> No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a …

SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles …

Stealth Cabin Eco Retreat Blends With the Forest in Ontario

The Stealth Cabin by Toronto firm Superkül was inspired by traditional log cabins, but is decidedly modern in execution. Built with locally and …

There’s trouble brewing for your coffee habit

Coffee lovers beware: Those miracle beans just got all the more precious. Coffee rust, a fungal disease, and Brazil’s epic drought are driving up the …

Coffee

Amputee Sea Turtle Gets Sweet Fighter Jet Wings And A New Lease On Life

An immobilized green sea turtle in Israel has been given the chance to glide again.<p>Hofesh (which translates to "freedom" in English), as he is now called, lost his two left flippers after being entangled in a fishing net, which left him unable to lift his head to breathe.<p>Thanks to the smarts of …

Fantastical Living Plant Sculptures Spring to Life at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

A magical world of living sculptures has just cropped up in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens--and you don't need to be a gardener to fall under its …

Toshiba said to supply core silicon for Google 'Project Ara' smartphone

Toshiba will power Project Ara, so says Japan's largest business daily.<p>The Japanese electronics company will supply three types of processors that will control, among other things, the flow of data and electrical signals between the modules and the phone, the Nikkei report said.<p>The electronics …

Mobile Technology

Honda is making a luxury jet with really weird engines

To most, Honda is a maker of the everycar — affordable, safe, practical, fuel efficient road transportation that neither excites nor offends. To some, it's also a maker of motorcycles. To a few, it's the maker of Asimo, the perennially entertaining humanoid robot that makes appearances at trade …

Google Fiber: we don’t charge for peering, don’t have fast lanes

Advertisement<p>46 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google (S GOOG) used its Google Fiber internet access business Wednesday to chime in on the continuing debate …

Relics of Technology by Jim Golden

Jim Golden started his project ‘Relics of Technology’ when he found a brick cell phone at a thrift store in rural Oregon. Since finding it, similar …

This Smart Herb Garden Lets You Click & Grow

Two years ago we presented on Freshome the <b>Click and Grow Electronic Flowerpots</b> for those of you who remember this great product. Today Click and …

Control Your Technology with a NOD Bluetooth Ring

At some point in our lives—usually while hungover and rummaging in the depths of the couch for the TV remote—we’ve all dreamt of being able to …

Two Artists Create An Artificial Mineral From Old Technology

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen mine precious metals from old tech and turn them into mineral form.<p>Many precious metals are extracted from the earth and used to make the devices and computers that surround us—but what if you could take those valuable elements back from technology and turn them …

Precious Metals

PancakeBot Is The Future Of Breakfast Printing Technology

(Video Link)<p>(Video Link)<p>Breakfast lovers prepare to be amazed- everyone’s favorite breakfast food the pancake just got a technological upgrade. It’s …

How Science, Art & Technology Together Create the Kitchen of the Future

<b>The future of the kitchen – otherwise known as the 2063 kitchen</b><p>While I was in London I attended, Design Junction, a contemporary design show where, …

Parrot's New Bebop Drone Can Do Amazing Things

In the emerging world of consumer drones, the most important company in the world happens to be a French one, Parrot, which was formerly best known …

Amazon launches wearable-tech store

Shopping for a smartwatch or other wearable gadget? You may want to head over to Amazon.<p>Unveiled on Tuesday, the retail giant has opened a new store dedicated to wearable tech products. The Wearable Technology store sells smartwatches, activity trackers, healthcare devices, wearable cameras, and …

Wearable Tech